Chobi Mela VI Fact Sheet


Festival Dates:  21 Jan to 3 Feb, 2011

  Festival opening: 4pm, 21 January, 2011 at National Theatre Auditorium, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Participating countries:  31

Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile,  Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary,  India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal,  Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines,  Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, , Togo,  Turkey, U.K. and U.S.A.

What’s on during the festival: 


  • 29 Print Exhibitions 
  • Mobile exhibitions on 10 rickshaw vans
  • 33 Presentations including 2 Films and one Play “Parable of the Lost Post Office/ Rabindranath Tagore”
  • Video Conference with Dr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
  • 9 Workshops
  • 1 Portfolio Review


Venues: Parallel exhibitions will be held at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, The Asiatic Gallery of Fine Arts, The British Council, Drik Gallery, The Goethe-Institut and The Lichutala at Art Faculty of Dhaka University.

Evening sessions: Lectures, debates, digital presentations and film shows 21-27 January, 2011.


  • The Goethe Institut Auditorium, House No. 10, Road No. 9 (new)
    Dhanmondi R/A; Dhaka-1205, Dhaka 1000Evening presentations will also be broadcast ‘Live through Internet’ at:       


Website:;         Blog:

Meet the artists at:

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